King James Version

Genesis 34:1-31

1And Dinah the daughter of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land. 2And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the country, saw her, he took her, and lay with her, and defiled her.34.2 defiled…: Heb. humbled her 3And his soul clave unto Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the damsel, and spake kindly unto the damsel.34.3 kindly…: Heb. to the heart of the damsel 4And Shechem spake unto his father Hamor, saying, Get me this damsel to wife. 5And Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah his daughter: now his sons were with his cattle in the field: and Jacob held his peace until they were come.

6¶ And Hamor the father of Shechem went out unto Jacob to commune with him. 7And the sons of Jacob came out of the field when they heard it: and the men were grieved, and they were very wroth, because he had wrought folly in Israel in lying with Jacob’s daughter; which thing ought not to be done. 8And Hamor communed with them, saying, The soul of my son Shechem longeth for your daughter: I pray you give her him to wife. 9And make ye marriages with us, and give your daughters unto us, and take our daughters unto you. 10And ye shall dwell with us: and the land shall be before you; dwell and trade ye therein, and get you possessions therein. 11And Shechem said unto her father and unto her brethren, Let me find grace in your eyes, and what ye shall say unto me I will give. 12Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will give according as ye shall say unto me: but give me the damsel to wife. 13And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father deceitfully, and said, because he had defiled Dinah their sister: 14And they said unto them, We cannot do this thing, to give our sister to one that is uncircumcised; for that were a reproach unto us: 15But in this will we consent unto you: If ye will be as we be, that every male of you be circumcised; 16Then will we give our daughters unto you, and we will take your daughters to us, and we will dwell with you, and we will become one people. 17But if ye will not hearken unto us, to be circumcised; then will we take our daughter, and we will be gone.

18And their words pleased Hamor, and Shechem Hamor’s son. 19And the young man deferred not to do the thing, because he had delight in Jacob’s daughter: and he was more honourable than all the house of his father.

20¶ And Hamor and Shechem his son came unto the gate of their city, and communed with the men of their city, saying, 21These men are peaceable with us; therefore let them dwell in the land, and trade therein; for the land, behold, it is large enough for them; let us take their daughters to us for wives, and let us give them our daughters. 22Only herein will the men consent unto us for to dwell with us, to be one people, if every male among us be circumcised, as they are circumcised. 23Shall not their cattle and their substance and every beast of theirs be ours? only let us consent unto them, and they will dwell with us. 24And unto Hamor and unto Shechem his son hearkened all that went out of the gate of his city; and every male was circumcised, all that went out of the gate of his city.

25¶ And it came to pass on the third day, when they were sore, that two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah’s brethren, took each man his sword, and came upon the city boldly, and slew all the males. 26And they slew Hamor and Shechem his son with the edge of the sword, and took Dinah out of Shechem’s house, and went out.34.26 edge: Heb. mouth 27The sons of Jacob came upon the slain, and spoiled the city, because they had defiled their sister. 28They took their sheep, and their oxen, and their asses, and that which was in the city, and that which was in the field, 29And all their wealth, and all their little ones, and their wives took they captive, and spoiled even all that was in the house. 30And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, Ye have troubled me to make me to stink among the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites: and I being few in number, they shall gather themselves together against me, and slay me; and I shall be destroyed, I and my house. 31And they said, Should he deal with our sister as with an harlot?

Asante Twi Contemporary Bible

1 Mose 34:1-31

Sekem Gu Dina Ho Fi

1Ɛda koro bi, Lea ne Yakob ba Dina firii adi kɔsraa mmabaawa a wɔwɔ wɔn mpɔtam hɔ no. 2Ɛberɛ a Hewifoɔhene Hamor babarima Sekem hunuu Dina no, ɔkyeree no kɔtoo no monnaa. 3Ɛfiri saa ɛberɛ no, Sekem tuu nʼani sii Yakob ba Dina so. Ɔbɔɔ mmɔden ara sɛ, ɔne no bɛkasa ama wapene so, na waware no. 4Ɛno enti, Sekem dii ho nkɔmmɔ kyerɛɛ nʼagya Hamor sɛ, “Mepɛ sɛ meware ababaawa yi, enti kɔka ne ho asɛm ma me!”

5Ɛberɛ a Yakob tee sɛ Sekem akɔkyere ne babaa Dina, akɔto no monnaa no, na ne mmammarima no nyinaa ne wɔn agya anantwie wɔ wiram. Enti, Yakob anka hwee kɔsii sɛ wɔbaeɛ.

6Asɛm yi akyiri no, Sekem agya Hamor kɔɔ Yakob nkyɛn ne no kɔdii nkɔmmɔ. 7Yakob mmammarima no tee wɔn nuabaa Dina ho asɛm pɛ, wɔfiri wiram hɔ baeɛ. Wɔn werɛ hoeɛ na wɔn bo nso fuu yie, ɛfiri sɛ Sekem ayɛ aniwudeɛ wɔ Israel. Ɔne Yakob babaa daeɛ, na yei yɛ akyiwadeɛ.

8Nanso, Hamor ka kyerɛɛ Yakob sɛ, “Me ba Sekem ani gye wo ba Dina ho. Mesrɛ wo, fa no ma no, na ɔnware no. 9Mo ne yɛnni awadeɛ. Momfa mo mmammaa mma yɛn, na yɛnware wɔn, na yɛn nso, yɛmfa yɛn mmammaa mma mo awadeɛ. 10Mobɛtumi ne yɛn atena. Asase yi nyinaa yɛ mo dea. Montena so, nni dwa wɔ so, mpɛ mu agyapadeɛ.”

11Afei, Sekem ka kyerɛɛ Dina agya ne ne nuammarima no sɛ “Monnye me ntom. Biribiara a mobɛgye me no, mɛtua. 12Ɔbaa no ti adeɛ ne biribiara a mobɛgye aka ho no, mommɔ ɛboɔ biara a mopɛ, na mɛtua. Deɛ ɛhia me ara ne sɛ, mode ababaawa no bɛma me aware.”

13Esiane sɛ na Sekem agu wɔn nuabaa Dina ho fi no enti, mmuaeɛ a wɔmaa Sekem ne nʼagya Hamor no anyɛ nokorɛ. Na mmom, na wɔwɔ adwene foforɔ bi wɔ akyire. 14Yakob mmammarima no ka kyerɛɛ Sekem ne nʼagya Hamor sɛ, “Yɛrentumi mfa yɛn nuabaa mma ɔbarima a ɔntwaa twetia awadeɛ. Sɛ yɛyɛ saa a, na yɛagu yɛn ho anim ase. 15Ansa na yɛde yɛn nuabaa bɛma wo awadeɛ no, gye sɛ woatwitwa wo mmarima nyinaa twetia te sɛ yɛn. 16Sɛ moyɛ saa deɛ a, yɛne mo bɛdi awadeɛ. Mobɛware yɛn mmaa, na yɛn nso, yɛaware mo mmaa. Yɛne mo bɛtena fɛfɛɛfɛ sɛ nnipa baako. 17Sɛ moampene so amma wɔantwitwa mo twetia deɛ a, yɛbɛgye yɛn nuabaa de no akɔ.”

18Asɛm a wɔkaeɛ no tɔɔ Hamor ne ne ba Sekem asom. 19Sekem a na ɔyɛ aberanteɛ a ɔdi mu wɔ nʼagya mma nyinaa mu no antwentwɛn ne nan ase koraa. Ɔkɔtwaa twetia no, sɛdeɛ Yakob mma no kaeɛ no, ɛfiri sɛ, na ɔpɛ Yakob babaa no yie. 20Enti, Hamor ne ne ba Sekem kɔbɔɔ dwa wɔ kuro no ɛpono ano ne ɛhɔ mmarima kɔkasaeɛ sɛ, 21“Yakob ne ne mma yi ne yɛn te yie. Mompene so na wɔne yɛn ntena yɛn asase yi so, na yɛnni edwa. Ɛfiri sɛ, yɛn asase yi so a yɛne wɔn bɛsene so. Yɛbɛtumi aware wɔn mmammaa, na wɔn nso bɛtumi aware yɛn deɛ. 22Nanso, ansa na wɔn mmarima no bɛpene so ne yɛn atena sɛ nnipa korɔ no, gye sɛ yɛn mmarima nyinaa twitwa twetia, sɛdeɛ wɔn nso wɔatwitwa twetia no. 23Sɛ ɛba saa a, wɔn mmoa, wɔn agyapadeɛ ne wɔn mmoa ahodoɔ a ɛkeka ho no nyinaa remmɛyɛ yɛn dea anaa? Enti, momma yɛmpene so mma wɔn, na yɛne wɔn ntena.”

24Mmarima a wɔkɔhyiaa Hamor ne ne ba Sekem wɔ kuro no ɛpono ano no nyinaa ne wɔn yɛɛ adwene maa mmarima a wɔwɔ kurom hɔ nyinaa twitwaa twetia.

Dina So Aweretɔ

25Nnansa akyiri a na twetiatwa no enti, kurom hɔ mmarima no nyinaa deda hɔ a wɔgye wɔn ho a ɛnnye no, Yakob mmammarima baanu Simeon ne Lewi a wɔyɛ Dina nuammarima no faa wɔn mpea. Wɔkɔto hyɛɛ kuro no so, ɛberɛ a wɔn ani nna wɔn ho so, kunkumm mmarima a wɔwɔ kurom hɔ nyinaa. 26Wɔde pea kumm Hamor ne ne ba Sekem, na wɔfaa wɔn nuabaa Dina firii Sekem fie de no kɔɔ wɔn nkyɛn. 27Yakob mmammarima a wɔaka no nso to hyɛɛ kuro no so. Wɔtiatiaa nnipa a wɔawuwu no so, fom kuro no mu nneɛma nyinaa pasaa, ɛfiri sɛ, ɛhɔ na Sekem guu wɔn nuabaa Dina ho fi. 28Wɔfom wɔn anantwie, wɔn nnwan, wɔn mfunumu ne wɔn agyapadeɛ biara a ɛwɔ kuro no mu ne deɛ ɛwɔ wiram nyinaa. 29Wɔfaa wɔn ahodeɛ, wɔn yerenom ne wɔn mmaa, fom wɔn afie mu nneɛma nyinaa.

30Afei, Yakob ka kyerɛɛ Simeon ne Lewi sɛ, “Mode ɔhaw abɛto me so, ama ɛnnɛ me ho koraa abɔn Perisifoɔ ne Kanaanfoɔ a mete wɔn asase so yi. Yɛn nnɔɔso. Sɛ wɔka wɔn ho bom, bɛto hyɛ yɛn so a, wɔbɛhye me ne mʼasefoɔ nyinaa.”

31Na wɔbuaa wɔn agya sɛ, “Enti, anka yɛntena hɔ nhwɛ na ɔnyɛ yɛn nuabaa sɛ odwamanfoɔ anaa?”